March 13, 2019 By admin
SEGA withdraws Judgment from stores after the arrest of one of the actors
After the arrest of Pierre Taki (Kyohei Hamura in Judgment) for the use of cocaine, SEGA has completely stopped the distribution of Judgment in Japanese stores. In the Japanese country, a conviction for cocaine use can lead to a sentence of up to 7 years in prison, which is a very serious situation. Such is the extent of the facts that SEGA has confirmed via Twitter the cessation of sales in Japan and has even erased related messages such as the game.
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Pierre Taki is a well-known Japanese actor and singer, well known in the industry, which further aggravates the facts. He has worked in hundreds of television and audiovisual productions in general. It is not his first appearance in the videogame market, since he also put his voice to Frozen’s Olaf, both in the film and in Kingdom Hearts 3.
At the moment, the future of the Judgment is uncertain, and SEGA is awaiting the results of the investigation. If finally, Taki ended up condemned, perhaps the game would finally withdraw from the Japanese market, and as a result, it would never end up in Europe. Since its announcement in the past Tokyo Game Show the game has received a lot of attention, and this case is definitely an important stick for all fans.